Here’s another beauty products review, and this time, it’s for Nyx Eyebrow Gel that I purchased at Ulta. I was specifically looking for this kind of product because of a problem I’ve been having. Sometimes at work, I do field work that requires me to be outside. I live in Florida, and quite frankly, it doesn’t take much for me to sweat, especially on my face. My forehead is one of the first areas of my body to perspire, and if you can imagine, this is not good news when I’m wearing make-up. A couple of times, my eyebrow pencil or powder did not pass the perspiration test, and would either come off or look blotted. Furthermore, even when I’m in the office, I have on occasion accidentally smudged my eyebrows from frustration (I have the urge to scratch or touch my face when I’m frustrated).
I needed a solution. I needed a product that won’t just come off easy. I went to Ulta and went hunting. I found this product from Nyx. First of all, I’m already a fan of their line so it didn’t take much convincing for me that I’ll like this. I also found another one by Stila, but this was the more economical solution for about $7.00. I’m a believer that when it comes to make-up, quality often means more expensive. In this case, I took a risk, even though there wasn’t a tester for me to see how it works (The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color did have a tester, and yes, I would recommend it as well. It retailed for $21.00).
First of all, this is a gel that doesn’t come with a brush, so you would need to invest on a a nice, thin but sturdy eyebrow brush if you don’t already have one. It also dries quickly so you should work fast when applying. I wouldn’t recommend this to a novice. It takes some experience in make-up application because of the consistency of the product, how quickly it dries and the manner in applying it. You need to do light but quick application. Too much of the product will look blotchy. It applies somewhat heavy, as well, so if you like the soft look, this may not be the product for you.
Here’s some good news though: it seriously stays on your skin! I put the product on my hand to dab my brush from, and it took some serious scrubbing to get them off. It’s waterproof, so no more smearing from sweat for me. You can rest assure that your eyebrows will look great throughout the day (and night).
So, overall, I give this a 4 out of 5 stars. I love it and my eyebrows stay looking great even when I’m on the run. I’m a firm believer that looking great is part of taking care of oneself and being professional, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. For frugal shoppers such as myself, this is a great product that’s affordable and does the job right at making sure the make-up I put on in the morning will still be there looking great when I go home. If you do get this product, I hope you like it as well!